Just finished up a review on a new flashlight that I picked up at the gun show this past weekend from my friends over at VRI Tactical. It's a great little piece.
Check out my review: REVIEW :: Lumintop L1C Tactical Flashlight
Recently decided to purchase some RAM upgrades for my laptop. It's not that it wasn't that fast with 4GB, but when using a 2GB RAM windows 7 VM (VMware Fusion), things started to slow down. I still need to use windows in a VM for software applications like QuickBooks, and to access the KVM switch we have out in Buffalo. I purchased the upgrade from Other World Computing, aka macsales.com, where it was only about $130 for the upgrade. It was slightly higher than newegg, but OWC had the video card upgrade for my Mac Pro (A whole different fiasco). Anyways, the laptop is running lightning fast
Last week, my intern, Jordan, and I went to Boston for Photoshop World 2009. Having never been to one of these conventions I was a little uncertain about what to expect. With that said, I had a great time at the show! I learned a great deal and was able to polish up some of my skills.
On the first day we took a class on wedding photography with David Ziser, which turned out to be more of a class on lighting. Since we are looking to do some of our own wedding photography, we enjoyed the class very much and learned some good things on lighting in churches, etc.
The following days we took various classes on design, motion graphics, and photography. I really enjoyed the classes on motion graphics with Richard Harrington. I haven't used the puppet tool before, and now I want to play with it haha!
For what it's worth, it was a pretty expensive trip to Boston, but hopefully we can get some good use out of the knowledge gained.
Check it out at www.astargraphics.com
Well, I haven't updated much on here because I've been busy working, and taking care of personal things. With my wife being pregnant, we've had to do so much around here to get ready for it, which takes up a lot of my personal time.
I've had a lot of work come in lately for Allstar Graphics which is great, but much of it is very time consuming. We have some high volume orders coming in soon that we have to prepare for also. It is fun though. I really do enjoy running Allstar Graphics (West).
I also have been working on a bunch of websites lately for Technotic Media. Some redesigns for previous customers as well as new sites, and a redesign of the Allstar Graphics site.
I've finally made some good progress on my truck, a 2003 Ford F350 PowerStroke. The truck has undergone an extreme transformation, and has been in progress since the end of January. Hopefully within the next few weeks, it will be done, and can go to East Coast Audio for some audio work.
This Wednesday, I'll be going to the drag strip (NYIRP) and running the bike there. It will be the first time this year, also since the gearing change, air filter, exhaust, and tune. I'm hoping to break into the 10's but I suck at launching!
Be back soon with more updates!
So I've been wondering for a while what the clips on the back part of my truck's headliner were for. Someone mentioned to me that it was for a flashlight, but I had trouble finding a flashlight that was large enough. Finally I came across a 6 D-cell Maglite Flashlight. The flash light is definitely large, and will fit into my truck with no problems!
Of course, those who know me well, know that I couldn't leave it "stock." So I researched and found a high-power LED upgrade for the MagLite that puts out over 500 lumens!
Check out the review I wrote on it here: terralux ministar30m led upgrade for maglite flashlights
It's been a while since my last blog about the Mac, and everything has been going great! I decided to take advantage of the falling prices of RAM, and upgraded to 16GB, which is the max that this Mac can take. I don't think I should have any issues now! The WinTec ram was no longer available from Newegg, so I ended up purchasing Transcend. No issues with it, so I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for an upgrade to their Mac Pro.
I also decided to backup my system and do a clean install of Leopard (OS 10.5). After a few months now of using Leopard, I've been very pleased with it. Everything runs great, and most, if not all, issues that I've had have been resolved!
Just wanted to give props to WinTec for taking care of my RAM issue. A while back I ordered RAM from newegg for my Mac Pro, and it sat around until I finally got moved into the building. When I put the RAM in the machine, 2 of the sticks were DoA, and the newegg return period had expired. So I got an RMA through WinTec, and I'm sure you guys are thinking the same thing I did...doesn't even sound like a good company.
Not true. I spoke to a live person right away, got an RMA number, sent it out there, and got it back. All within two weeks, which is good considering it had to go back and forth to Cali.
So +1 for Wintec
Now I'm ready to go!!!